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captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> ifill: a pennsylvania judge blocked a new law that would have required voters to show photo i.d. at the polls next month. good evening. i'm gwen ifill. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the newshour tonight, ray suarez examines how the debate over voting rights and election year fraud is playing out around the country. >> ifill: then, we have two takes on the battle for north carolina. jeffrey brown reports on the tightening presidential contest. >> brown: barack obama won this state in 2008 by the slimmest of margins with help from a large african-american turnout. four years later in a down economy it looks like his challenge will be even greater. >> woodruff: and we talk with national public radio's greg allen. he focuses on the outreach to hispanics in the tar heel state. >> ifill: then margaret warner updates the investigation into the assault on the u.s. consulate in libya. >> woodruff: we look at new findings showing australia's great barrier reef has lost half its coral in the last 27 years. >> ifill: and we close wi
in the health care law changes that one bit. >> brown: now the case that they did argue today. it's about using u.s. courts to bring international human rights law into effect against multinational corporations. >> right. brown: trying to spit it out. mulley national corporations is what i'm trying to say. >> it involves a 1789 law, the alien tort statute. very simple, straight-forward law that says federal courts have jurisdiction over actions brought by aliens who have been basically injuredded by violations of international law or violations of treaties of the united states. this is oal business. the court heard arguments last term on whether corporations could be held liable under that statute. then it later ordered reargument on a broader question. that is whether these cases can be brought in u.s. courts against any defendant who committed a violation in a foreign country. and today the court heard arguments on that. it's hard to tell. it seemed a number of justices were not happy with business' approach which is to say there is no extra territorial application of this law, period. and ye
? >> there are a couple states-- notably florida and ohio-- that have enacted laws now. in ohio we have uncertainty because we don't know the outcome of an appeal to a lower court decision which overturned that law in ohio. if florida we have more clarity because a federal court has now cleared the pathway for a restriction of early voting the weekend prior to election. and the best statistics that we have on this is at least in 2008 that was a time when african americans predominantly voted. so you might think that there might be some potential challenge, then, to the obama campaign and certainly there is one. but i also feel that the obama campaign has the resources to meet that challenge. so i expect the obama campaign to encourage their supporters to vote by mail, vote at the other times of early voting that are offered instead of that one weekend and so who knows? who knows what the eventual effect of early voting will be, that restriction in florida. >> ifill: michael mcdonald of george mason, university, thank you so much. >> thank you. >> woodruff: and we return to the war in syria-- one of
billions from government spending, the country ached when they also announced 43 new laws they say will fix the economy, the people shrugged. no one really believes that will work, because spaniards aren't working-- that's the problem-- unemployment is rampant now over 25%. whilst the property crash that started the crisis is still festering. further austerity measures will simply suck more money out of the economy and threaten an even deeper recession. spain is trying to save a total of 40 billion from its budget which will hurt. it won't be as excruciately painful as a new round of cuts in greece. they are trying to save an extra 12 billion from a budget that has already been pared to the bone. no one is spared the pain greece not even the most vulnerable. disabled protestors took to the streets today pleading for their benefits not to be cut further. they can no longer even afford the medicine they need they say. >> sreenivasan: the greek government today came to basic agreement on $15 billion worth of cuts in spending over the next two years. the country needs to make the cuts if it wan
: joyce hirsch has a ph.d. from cornell and a law degree and ten years' experience as a biotech patent attorney. but credentials don't seem to impress the software. >> i do a lot of networking. i need a lot of other professionals in related fields accounting, finance, regulatory, all kinds of things. there are a huge number of really amazing people out there who are in a similar situation. they can't get past the on-line software. they just can't seem to get an interview. >> reporter: so what's going on? are these frustrated job applicants overqualified, underexperienced? is it their age, their gender, their race? none of the above, says wharton professor peter kapeli. >> from this point on, the companies decides, you know what we can't have people coming in off the street to do these jobs. >> reporter: he thinks the problem is that firms, big and small, have eliminated human beings from the hiring process. >> they're trying to do things cheaply and efficiently but most of them, i think, don't have the historical memory to even know that they didn't used to do things this way. >> repor
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